Ireland and the US – The Ties that Bind

19th November, 2017

Ireland’s ties to the United States are unique. Over 33 million US citizens claim Irish heritage. That’s fully 10% of the US population. And,......

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The Public Service Card is good for Ireland and its citizens: Irish Times op-ed

30th August, 2017

Much has been written and said about the Public Service Card (PSC) over the last couple of weeks and there has been much speculation......

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This Agreement is a fair deal for everyone – Irish Independent op-ed – WRC proposals

9th June, 2017

  The Public Service Stability Agreement proposals on pay and pensions between the Government and public sector unions, announced yesterday at the Workplace Relations......

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Minister Varadkar and the Fine Gael Leadership – op-ed

31st May, 2017

On the day I declared my support for Leo Varadkar, as the person best placed to be the next Leader of Fine Gael and......

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Fine Gael remains dedicated to the Just Society – Irish Times op-ed

30th May, 2017

Declan Costello, the author of Fine Gael’s Towards a Just Society, was once a TD for the part of Dublin that I now represent. ......

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